Rudy Gobert Early Life
‘Rudy’ Gobert-Bourgarel was born in Saint-Quentin, Aisne, on June 26th, 1992.
Father Rudy Bourgarel played for the French national team in the 1980s and is the father of Corinne Gobert’s son, Rudy Bourgarel.
Gobert grew up playing basketball in his hometown, where he first joined the JSC St-Quentin club before switching to the Saint-Quentin Basketball club.
Rudy Gobert Career
Cholet Basket’s junior team was Gobert’s primary focus from 2009 to 2011, and he appeared in just one game for the senior team in 2010–11 while posting stats of 6 points, 5 rebounds, 1 steal, and 1 block in that period.
During the 2013 NBA Draft Combine, Gobert set records for wingspan (7 feet 812 inches) and standing reach (9 feet 7 inches).
When he signed a four-year, $102 million contract deal with the Jazz on October 31, 2016, Gobert became the highest-paid French athlete in history.
He had 17 points, 14 rebounds, and a season-high six blocks in a 104–84 win over the Sacramento Kings four days after that. Against the Cleveland Cavaliers on January 10, 2017, Gobert has a career-high 25 consecutive games with at least 10 rebounds.
At 112–107, over the Dallas Mavericks, he scored 27 points and grabbed 25 rebounds in an overtime victory.
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With a 9-foot-9-inch height, Rudy would be an intimidating opponent in the ring.
— Rudy Gobert (@rudygobert27) June 19, 2022
To make things even more hilarious, Gobert has been a longtime admirer of boxing and made news in 2018 after posting a video of himself training for the season while conducting a boxing exercise on social media.
In addition to his work ethic, talent, and passion for the game, his physical attributes, such as his height and weight, make him an excellent basketball player.
He is 7 feet 1 inch tall and has a wingspan of 7 feet 8 inches. He also has a 117-kilogram frame weight. The NBA considers this player to be one of its top rim protectors.
An international team career
Junior National Team
A bronze medalist at the 2011 and 2012 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championships, Gobert is a two-time All-Star. In the 2012 edition, Gobert and another German, Léo Westermann, were both named to the All-Tournament team.
Senior National Team
The senior French national team has enlisted Gobert’s assistance under head coach Vincent Collet as they prepare for the 2012 Summer Olympics. He scored 8 points in two friendly games. At the 2014 FIBA World Cup, he was a member of the United States’ bronze-medal winning squad, averaging 4.1 points per game.
At the EuroBasket 2015, he averaged 10.4 points, 8.1 rebounds, and 2.0 blocks per game, while receiving All-European Championships Second Team honors from Eurobasket.com.
Gobert had 5.7 points, 7.2 rebounds, and 1.8 blocks in five games for France in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. During the 2019 FIBA World Cup, he helped France to a bronze medal with an impressive line of 10.1 points, 9.1 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 0.6 steals, and 1.9 blocks.
As a starter in every game and averaging 12.2 points and 9.3 rebounds, Gobert led France to a silver medal at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.